A Brown Hare was seen.
Pyramidal Orchids are starting to flower in front of the Observatory.
Ten Painted Ladies and four Brown Argus were seen and another Variable Damselfly was found at the Long Pits. Over the last couple of years I have been making regular searches of large patches of forget-me-not in the hope finding the host-specific shieldbug and today I think I have finally found a brood of first-instar larvae of Sehirus luctuosus.
|Variable Damselfly Coenagrion pulchellum Dungeness 10th June 2018
|Forget-me-not Shieldbug Sehirus luctuosus Dungeness 10th June 2018.
Note these are very small, c1.5mm in length, and are first-instar larvae. .